Archive for September, 2014

Forest Seedlings – Forestry Commission App | 19th Sep, 2014

New app solves problem of identifying young trees and shrubs

A new app-based field guide, Forest Seedlings, from the Forestry Commission has been launched to help identify almost 100 tree and shrub seedlings under one year old that are commonly found in British woods and forests.
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Observatree – coming spring 2015! | 14th Sep, 2014


News from the Woodland Trust:  Observatree is an exciting conservation partnership project, harnessing the power of citizen science to establish a new tree health early warning system. Working together with the public, and networking with related projects, we will detect new threats and track movement and spread of existing pests and diseases.  More details on the Woodland Trust website.

Game Management Workshop | 11th Sep, 2014

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Matt Pitts, Woodland & Cultural Landscape Officer at the High Weald AONB has emailed us with news of a free game management workshop.  For more details and to  book a place, vist the Eventbrite page.

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September 2014 Newsletter | 03rd Sep, 2014

sept2014 coverIt was good to meet some of you at Westonbirt (between the showers!) and we’re looking forward to seeing even more members at Bentley on 26-28 September. Rich is polishing the rocket stoves for the tea and we will be selling new and very attractively priced SWOG polo shirts.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter, which contains

  • News of the SWA AGM and the National Woodfuel Conference
  • Win a woodland with Dorset Cereals and Woodlands.co.uk
  • A Hebridean woodland –  Bryan Macpherson’s dream
  • Discounted entry to the Bentley Woodfair

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